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Addiction

effected by genetic factors, parents, temperament, social conditioning and enneagram number  causes powerlessness to control or resist abusive behavior to...

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Afflictive Emotions

are feelings rooted in the false self arise when something we want does not occur arise when something happens that we don’t want can cause withdrawal from...

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Cultural Conditioning

is the set of values represented by family, ethnic and religious influences is inescapable in the early part of our spiritual journey must be reduced if we are to...

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Double Bind

is the feeling of being torn or pulled in two directions at the same time can take place in a crisis of faith, vocation, or love occurs, from time to time, to those on...

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Ego

is the self-image which tries to manage our thoughts, feelings, and actions  builds up a strong self-identity in the first half of life  is gradually...

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Energy Centers

are the primitive instincts of human nature and develop in early childhood  are sources of motivation which demand attention and gratification  are...

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False Self

is our self-image developed to cope with the emotional trauma of early childhood is a load of habitual thinking patterns and emotional routines that are stored in the...

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Human Condition

is the consequence of original sin or ‘the Fall’ tends to look for happiness in everyone and everything but God seeks security in possessions, power and...

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Hyperactivity

is a physical or mental state which impedes our ability to settle into the quiet of deep prayer prevents us from experiencing the presence of God is addressed by...

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Over-Dependence on Self

are attempts to rely on personal resources and ideas is opposed by surrender to the divine will is addressed by the divine action which confronts over-dependence on our...

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Over-Identification

is to draw our self-identity and to judge ourselves from the values of the group to which we belong is excessive dependence on our group such as family, clan, school,...

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Sin

is the deliberate neglect of our own genuine needs and those of others is the ripe fruit of the emotional programs for happiness and over-identification with our...

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Unconscious

the psychological unconscious contains our entire personal history, including early emotional traumas, as well as the collective experience of humanity past and...

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